RWC2011 Archive

RWC2011 Wales Vs France, Teams, Thoughts and a Tip

I’ve just managed to open my eyes following Irelands defeat last weekend and what do I see? I see two beefy semi-finals heading right this way. Yes Ireland lost. Yes the early mornings have ruined me. It’s been great though hasn’t it? England getting knocked out (had to say it) and some great rugby all

Ireland Name Team for the RWC2011 Quarter-Final.

Well if last weekend was a big weekend for both Wales and Ireland this weekend dwarves it in comparison. These two sides have produced some incredibly close Six Nation encounters and I can’t imagine there are too many of us who are expecting anything different. Ireland may have got all of the coverage for their

Who would play the Ireland Team in the Hollywood movie?

  This weekend, just in case anyone didn’t notice,  another Ireland victory powered them through to the Quarter Finals of the Rugby World Cup. Without wanting to get too ahead of ourselves its a special time for Irish rugby and a special group of players to boot. Which is all just great. I started to

Ireland Team to Play Italy Announced

Declan Kidney has announced his team to face Italy on Sunday. ROG starts at 10, which against the Italians, seems to be the right decision. Full Team as follows: 15 – Rob Kearney (UCD/Leinster) 14 – Tommy Bowe (Ospreys) 13 – Brian O’Driscoll (UCD/Leinster) (capt) 12 – Gordon D’Arcy (Lansdowne/Leinster) 11 – Keith Earls (Young

Top 10 Quotes from RWC2011 So Far….

A quick collection of the best quotes from the rugby world cup so far, some got in because of controversy. Others, including the first to remind of us of why we all love the game of rugby. I’m sure I’ve missed a few though so feel free to add your own: 10. “It’s an amazing

Ireland Team to face Australia

Declan Kidney has announced his side to take on the mighty Australians in Saturdays rugby World Cup group D decider. Although the Irish put on a fairly lacklustre display against the USA last week they are bolstered by the return of four first team regulars from injury. Team as follows: Rob Kearney, Tommy Bowe, Brian

Betting Tip for RWC 2011 2nd Round

Having recently gone for a huge 12 way accumulator on the opening weekend of the Pro 12/Premiership I’ve for for something a little less ambitious with tonights three games. It might have something to do with the fact said accumulator managed an impressively poor 3/12, I’d like to think its got more to do with

New Poll: Who lost Wales the South Africa Game?

I’ve lived in Wales for around eight years now and have to say the moment I saw James Hook’s kick sail over/wide of the crossbar I knew we were in for a bout of ‘controversy’. Having not spoken to many about the game, I was wondering what the reaction was at large. Unfortunate? We was

Ireland Announce Team for RWC2011 Opener

Declan Kidney has announced the side to face the USA on Sunday.  Good to see Bowe and Earls on the wings, Conor Murray needs the experience and he has confirmed my worse fears by starting Geordan Murphy. I smell a Georgia… Ireland: G Murphy; T Bowe, B O’Driscoll, G D’Arcy, K Earls, J Sexton, C

Scottish Team Announced for RWC2011 Opener Against Romania

Scotland have elected to name a pretty much full strength side for the upcoming challenge of Romania. Chris Paterson is back at Fullback for what seems like his 13th World Cup. I’m sure he’s played in more tournaments than have actually been played… Full side as follows: Scotland: Paterson, Evans, Ansbro, S Lamont, Danielli, Jackson,

England Announce Team for Opening RWC2011 Fixtures

Martin Johnson has announced his Team to face Argentina in their opening fixture, no great surprises other than Armitage on the wing in place of the injured mark Cueto. Full selection as follows: England: Ben Foden, Chris Ashton, Manu Tuilagi, Mike Tindall (captain), Delon Armitage, Jonny Wilkinson, Richard Wigglesworth, Andrew Sheridan, Steve Thompson, Dan Cole,